Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Worth Rubies~A Pause To Reflect
I want to address a few things. When I started my blog, I had no real idea about what I wanted it to be. I tried copying things that seemed to work well for other bloggers, but I never really felt like things fit. After some prayer and reflection early last year, I realized what my mission in writing this blog would be and I try to stick with this.
I found in my own life when I was a young wife and mother, I had a lack of a mentor. I really didn't know what scripture states about my role as wife and mother. As a result, both my marriage and family were not what it should have/could have been. I looked to blogs and Christian writers along with scripture to learn about these things. This has been a blessing in my marriage, parenting, and home. What I want to do with this blog is to share with other women what I have learned as a wife, mother, and homemaker, and hopefully encourage other women.
What I do not want my blog to be is a source of frustration and discouragement. I feel I need to get very real with you. I do not write my blog because I am a perfect wife and mother. I do not write my blog because I have it all together. I do not write my blog because I know everything about everything.
If you came to my home and spent the day with me you'd see I'm in the same place you are. My marriage is not perfect. I am a sinner married to a sinner. My children are not perfect. They argue with each other, are disobedient, and forgetful. My house is not tidy, and sometimes it's not real clean either! I struggle with self confidence and fear. I loose my patience, my temper, my tongue, and sometimes my mind!!
I pray you will be encouraged by what I write, because I write it not only for you, but myself as well. When I write about parenting or marriage, I am also writing it to myself. I desire to be better myself, and want you to find that joy as well. I don't write about the Proverbs 31 woman because I am one. I write about the Proverbs 31 woman because I want to be one. I believe that together we can change the next generation and turn hearts back toward Christ.
Please, please, please understand that I do not have a perfect marriage, perfect family, and perfect life. Please don't leave this blog discouraged because I am writing about a subject you feel you don't measure up to. More than likely, I don't either, but am working on it.
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